verkhoturye51 wrote:Russian solid fuel for ICBM SLBM is less efficient. The old Minuteman III weighs only 36 tons and has parameters such as Topol M, which weighs 47 tons.
No RT-23 carried a much larger load of 10 heavy MIRVs. RS-24 carries more than 3 times less load than RT-23.
Liquid, too. 80 ton DF-41 makes 15k km at 25 M and 220 ton Sarmat 11k km at 20 M.
I am citing a specific example of actual improvement in Russian solid fuel characteristics over the Soviet era and you are citing some
unsubstantiated BS. China can't even replicate the jet engines of the Su-27 but it has the biggest and best ICBM ever. I guess
it also must be a leader in hypersonic technology too. Because somebody claimed it.